And yes, the damn thing posted before I wanted it too, grrrrrr
So coming up this month, the week of August 16th, I’ll be going away. No, no, not permanently.
But I have that week off and my sister and I are taking a trip to Valley View in San Diego County. This trip is for her, honestly. Just as the one in June really was. For a couple of years as my mother’s health declined and the pandemic hit, my sister cared for her and couldn’t do much of anything. She loved to go to Vegas and casinos etc. My mother did too. And all of that stopped.
Anyway, I picked the casino we would because I love the hotel with its free sit down breakfast and infinity pool. It overlooks the mountains and as I have sat there in the past in the patio area, I feel at peace. There are a handful of places I feel this sense of peace and that is one of them.
We planned this trip back in June before Delta. We are both fully vaccinated and plan to wear masks around others. This helps with the smoke too. Is it the ideal time? No. But life does and must go on, so we are going and taking every precaution we can. I feel fairly sure that I am way more anxious about it than she is, but that is the story of my life. I have plenty of anxiety for both of us.
Anyway, I hope to have my three flashes done for that week and prescheduled, but it’s likely I won’t be responding to comments. At least right away.
That’s my story
August 5, 2021 at 7:23 am
Give sister a hug for me. I know how much she’s done.
Have fun. Be safe. Enjoy and relax. You deserve it too!
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August 5, 2021 at 7:40 am
August 5, 2021 at 10:18 am
Your ramblings confused me initially because when I tried to comment, it says page not found!! 🤷🏻♀️ 🤔🤨 But somehow I navigated here by looking at a list of your recent posts. Idk.
Now to my actual comment. I’m glad that you are able to get away. Sounds like a lot of fun!! That infinity pool sounds absolutely perfect. That’s where I want to be, just floating peacefully in the middle!
You’re amazing planning out flash fics for us to enjoy while you frolic in the pool. Lol! Thanks for sharing your wonderful Spirk flashes with us. It is the bright spot in my day and week.
I’m off most of that week as well. So far, no concrete plans. Difficult to coordinate the theee twenty-something kids and us. It’s been awfully difficult to get days off together for me. There are two agency supervisors who can do my job. And both of them have other full-time jobs so I pretty much had to beg for time off. Of course, I have to work two separate days in the middle of the week, because there is no coverage for those days! 🤦🏻♀️
Overall the number of staff that we have is beyond abysmal! You’ve heard of skeletal staffing?! I think we’re a skeleton missing half the bones… it’s awful. So many staff have quit, possibly left healthcare altogether?? or are not picking up many days. Something possessed me to volunteer to work this Saturday night (on my weekend off) and then I found out that there’s literally no staff that night. I truly think I’m gonna have a nervous break down.
Hoping that it’s just a nightmare and I wake up! 💙💔😢
Your flashes bring me happiness! Thanks to infinity and beyond!!
❤️💚😘🖖 … ♾
August 5, 2021 at 10:43 am
Yeah it’s because I took it down, I meant for it to go up today and it posted last night.
I’m sorry for your stress! I can’t imagine
I am still working from home and today waiting for the dryer repairman ugh
August 5, 2021 at 5:41 pm
That infinity pool to me is the direct opposite of peaceful. I’d be terrified the entire time I tried to be in it!
However, i hope you have the most amazing time you can imagine. You and your sister deserve it!
August 5, 2021 at 7:18 pm
Well I meant more about the mountain view than the pool being peaceful but I do love it
thank you 🙂
August 5, 2021 at 5:43 pm
That pool looks amazing and free breakfast? Score!
I hope the two of you have a lovely, relaxing trip. ❤
August 5, 2021 at 7:18 pm
Yes the pool is hey I love free lol